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Bank of Scotland Extend Great Scottish Run Partnership

06 October 2016

Bank of Scotland is delighted to announce a three year extension of their title sponsorship of Scotland’s biggest mass participation running event, the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, until 2019.

Together with event organisers The Great Run Company, there is a combined ambition to continue to develop the event over the next three years, encouraging runners of all abilities in communities the length and breadth of Scotland to take part, get fit and continue to raise thousands of pounds each year for a wide range of good causes.

2016 marked the eighth year of Bank of Scotland’s involvement with the Great Scottish Run, with the event growing in size and stature each year.

In total, 30,000 people now take part in a weekend of running, from the Toddler Dash and Family Mile to the 10k and Half Marathon.

With Bank of Scotland’s support, the Great Wall of Support was introduced in 2014, enabling thousands of friends and families to show their messages of encouragement to runners as they near the finish line.

Philip Grant, Chair, Scottish Executive Committee, Lloyds Banking Group, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce that we will continue our partnership with the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run for a further three years until 2019. We have a fantastic partnership with The Great Run Company and we’re looking forward to developing it even further.

“The event creates such a brilliant opportunity for people from communities all over Scotland to come together for a fantastic weekend of sport, to raise money for charity and take on a personal challenge. It is a wonderful demonstration of our continued commitment to helping Britain prosper by supporting Scottish communities.”

Mark Hollinshead, Chief Executive at the Great Run Company, said: “We’re thrilled to be continuing our successful partnership with Bank of Scotland.

“The Bank has always provided fresh, new ideas on how to grow and develop the event every year. It’s great to work with a partner that is so engaged and committed to making it a success. We look forward to continuing our partnership for the next three years.”

Callum Hawkins, Kilbarchan AAC and Team GB athete, who claimed victory in the Half Marathon, setting a new Scottish half-marathon record in the process, said: “I have seen first-hand what effect the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run has had on Scotland. Any event that encourages people to get running is great and I’m glad to see the event go from strength to strength each year.”

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